Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Glacier Point'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Glacier Point
Hybridized by Tasco
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Early midseason (EM)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Award of Merit

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Vail, Arizona

Payette, Idaho

Macy, Indiana

Belleville, Michigan

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Greeneville, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

Portsmouth, Virginia

Weston, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
1
neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 5, 2008, Ponditis from Lincoln City, OR (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lovely blooms just glow in the evenings so are wonderful for your moonlight gardens. I would call it a very very pale blue or off white with a blue blush.

Positive

On May 27, 2007, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a first year bloom for Glacier Point here, and I'm impressed! My pictures do not do justice to the pale pastel colors of the flowers. Stems are usually covered with blooms at once, and the effect is very nice. Mr. Tasco is to be commended for this beauty. The information below is taken from the AIS Check List database.

(Richard Tasco, R. 1997), Sdlg. 93-38-08. TB, 38" (97 cm), EM "Lightly ruffled very pale blue self, aging white; beards pale violet at end, white center section, tangerine in throat, with violet horn. Classy Chassy X Art School Angel. Superstition 1998".

Neutral

On Mar 19, 2006, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: American Iris Society Honorable Mention 2000; Award of Merit 2002